Tuesday, December 12, 2006

'Mama's Family' Blocks on CMT; Nick@Nite Pulls 'Murphy', 'NewsRadio'

Mama's Family is coming back to cable in some sort of way starting later this month! The popular '80s sitcom will air in a 10-episode marathon on Saturday, December 30 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT on CMT - Country Music Television. The first ten episodes are scheduled to air on that evening. That is part of CMT's New Year's Weekend, with a Hee Haw 10-episode marathon scheduled on New Year's Eve (Dec. 31) from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET/PT. On New Year's Day, spend the first day of the year with The Dukes of Hazzard from 12 noon to 2 a.m., with a mix of classic episodes, the Reunion movie, Inside Fame special, and the Dukes in Hollywood movie. And if you missed those Mama's Family and Hee Haw episodes, CMT will re-air them in two blocks. Mama's Family on Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Hee Haw will re-air on Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
It is still not confirmed if they have any plans for Mama's Family to be a part of their regular line-up, as CMT has only released their scheduled through Jan. 7 thus far. But you can still watch Mama's Family on broadcast television on the i Network weeknights at 8 & 8:30 p.m.

Nick@Nite has made a schedule change for 5:30 a.m. Full House will start airing every morning at 5:30 a.m. starting this coming Monday night (early Tuesday morning), that will replace Murphy Brown which was airing late Mon-Fri and NewsRadio which was airing late Sat-Sun. Both shows will not be scheduled elsewhere, and thus is off the line-up.
In January Nick@Nite will have some minor schedule changes, and these two shows are not a part of the line-up. We will post January tomorrow, and TV Land January as well, which includes when M*A*S*H will air regularly. So come on back tomorrow for that!


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October/November/December)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series Hot in Cleveland - Season Five Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - The Complete Series
Family Ties - The Complete Series Happy Days - The Sixth Season The Jeffersons - The Complete Series Mister Ed - The Complete Series Mork & Mindy - The Complete Series

10/07 - The Dick Van Dyke Show - Classic Christmas Episodes
10/07 - The Flying Nun - The Complete First and Second Seasons (Mill Creek)
10/07 - The Middle - The Complete Fifth Season (Warner Archive)
10/07 - The Office - The Complete Series
10/07 - The Wonders Years - Season One
10/10 - The Wonder Years - The Complete Series - Read Our Review / The Signature Edition / Seasons 1-3
10/14 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Third Season
10/14 - Two and a Half Men - The Complete Eleventh Season
10/21 - Married with Children - Seasons 5 and 6 (Mill Crek)
10/21 - The Soul Man - The Complete Second Season
10/21 - Square Pegs - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
10/28 - WKRP in Cincinnati - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/04 - The Exes - Seasons 1 & 2
11/04 - Hot in Cleveland - Season Five
11/04 - Napoleon Dynamite - The Complete Animated Series
11/04 - Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show) - The Complete Series / Read Our Review
11/06 - Kenan & Kel - The Best of Seasons 3 & 4
11/11 - Dads - The Complete Series
11/11 - Dharma & Greg - The Complete Season 2
11/11 - Family Ties - The Complete Series
11/11 - My Favorite Martian - Best of Collection
11/11 - Taxi - The Complete Series
11/11 - Wings - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/18 - King of the Hill - The Complete Seventh Season / The Complete Eighth Season
11/25 - Better Off Ted - The Complete Second Season
12/02 - Broad City - Season 1
12/02 - Happy Days - The Sixth Season
12/02 - The Simpsons - The Seventeenth Season (Blu-ray)
12/09 - Barney Miller - The Complete Sixth Season
12/09 - Family Guy - Volume 13
12/09 - The Jeffersons - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mister Ed - The Complete Series
12/09 - Mork & Mindy - The Fourth Season / The Complete Series
12/16 - The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis - The Final (Fourth) Season
12/23 - My Favorite Martian - Season Two - Collector's Edition
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Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Sunday, December 28

The Simpsons - "The Wreck of the Relationship" (Fox, 8:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
When Bart disrespects Homer’s authority, Homer makes a point to try his hand at parenting. This proves fruitless, so Marge signs them up for the Relation Ship, where they’ll resolve their conflicts at sea. Meanwhile, Marge is in charge of Homer’s fantasy football league, but manages to win despite being the underdog.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine - "Undercover" (Fox, 8:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Jake’s undercover FBI operation ends in a successful sting, until he learns one mobster has gotten away. As Jake enlists Charles’ help to track him down, Holt tests the squad’s patience with practice drills in an encore.

Family Guy - "Baking Bad" (Fox, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Lois and Peter go into business together and open a cookie store, but things get messy when Peter comes up with his own way to get more customers.

Bob's Burgers - "Turkey in a Can" (Fox, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
Determined to have a perfect Thanksgiving, Bob meticulously prepares the family turkey. But, to his horror, he finds that someone then dumps the turkey in the toilet in an act of Thanksgiving sabotage.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of December 29) (All times ET unless noted)

Monday, December 29

  • Olivia Munn (Perfect Couples) - Watch Olivia on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • T.J. Miller (Silicon Valley/The Goodwin Games/Carpoolers) - T.J. appears on a repeat of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson at 12:37am on CBS.
  • Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings/Benched) - Eliza is a guest on a repeat of Last Call with Carson Daly at 1:35am on NBC.
  • Anna Faris (Mom) - Anna chats on a repeat of The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Portia de Rossi (Arrested Development) - Portia appears on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • David Walton (About a Boy/Bent/Perfect Couples) - David is a guest on a repeat of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, so check your local listings.
  • Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man/The Steve Harvey Show) - Cedric talks about Top Five on a repeat of The Wendy Williams Show at 12am on BET or on your local stations.
  • Candace Cameron Bure (Full House) - Candace is a guest on a repeat of the Home & Family Holiday Special on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Marilu Henner (Taxi/Evening Shade) - Marilu appears on a repeat of the Home & Family Holiday Special on Hallmark Channel at 10am ET/PT.
  • Jay Thomas (Cheers/Love & War/Murphy Brown) - Jay is a guest on New York Live on WNBC in New York at 12:30pm ET.
  • Lily Tomlin (Malibu Country) - Norah O'Donnell interviews Lily on CBS This Morning sometime between 7-9am.